|This article is about the enemy that yields the Fighter ability. It is not to be confused with Blockin, an enemy that disguises itself as a Star Block.|
Boxin is a mole-like creature wearing a pair of red boxing gloves on its stubby arms. It has mustard-yellow skin, a brown nose, small black eyes, and a pale yellow snout. Like Kirby, it has two round feet, both of which lack legs and toes.
Boxin hops back and forth continuously in true fighter fashion. The enemy has three attacks: it can throw small punches that have a very short range, and can use these punches to move toward Kirby; throw a more powerful punch which has a longer range, but is slower; and leap into the air, unleashing a powerful uppercut. The enemy is fairly predictable as to when it will attack, so it is quite easy to defeat. Boxin, however, has fast reflexes with his punch attack. His uppercut move also has long range, making it more harsh for Kirby to avoid. Having two or more of these enemies on screen is dangerous as they will constantly try to attack Kirby with their uppercut attack. It is often found in a group of two or three, and generally stays in one area.
Boxin's name is likely derived from the colloquialism of the word "boxing," "boxin'." This refers to Boxin's habit of punching with boxing gloves.
Its Japanese name, デッシー (Desshī), is derived from the Japanese for word disciple, でし/弟子 (deshi); Boxin is considered a disciple of Box Boxer, according to the Nintendo Official Guidebook: Kirby of the Stars: The Great Labyrinth of the Mirror by Shogakukan.